Ceanothus jepsonii var. jepsonii

IllustratedEndemic
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 12. Treatment on page 107. Mentioned on page 106.

Stems erect to ascending. Flowers: sepals and petals usually pale blue to lavender, rarely pink or white. Capsules globose. 2n = 24.


Phenology: Flowering Feb–Apr.
Habitat: Rocky serpentine slopes and ridges, chaparral.
Elevation: 200–800 m.

Discussion

Variety jepsonii occurs in the outer North Coast Ranges of California, from Mendocino County south to Marin County. Plants in one population from Marin County with five sepals and petals have been called Ceanothus decornutus V. T. Parker.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

"thick" is not a number.

green +  and pale yellowish +
perigynous +  and epigynous +
Acute (?) +  and Rounded (?) +
Clifford L. Schmidt† +  and Dieter H. Wilken +
Greene +
rounded +
Ceanothus sect. Cerastes +
3-veined +  and veined +
not gland-dotted +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br />) +
3[-5]-veined +  and pinnate +
spinulose +, spinose +, serrate +  and entire +
denticulate +, dentate +, crenulate +, crenate +  and serrulate +
elliptic;more or less oblong +
5mm;13mm +
not thorn-tipped +
glabrescent +  and puberulent +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br />) +
200–800 m. +
Rocky serpentine slopes and ridges, chaparral. +
subapical +
free +  and adnate +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (0.05 cm0.5 mm <br />5.0e-4 m <br />) +
terminal +  and axillary +
unisexual +  and bisexual +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br />) +
deciduous +  and persistent +
intrastaminal +
superior +  and inferior +
not fleshy +
perigynous +  and epigynous +
adnate +  and distinct +
Clawed (?) +, Obovate (?) +  and Spatulate (?) +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br />) +
Flowering Feb–Apr. +
2-4-carpellate +
Man. Bot. San Francisco, +
intermediate +
usually pale blue +  and lavender rarely pink or white +
distinct +
spreading +  and incurved +
6 +  and 5 +
keeled;lanceolate;deltate +
Illustrated +  and Endemic +
not rooting +
erect +  and ascending +
Ceanothus jepsonii var. jepsonii +
Ceanothus jepsonii +
variety +
paniclelike +  and racemelike +
not gland-tipped +
unarmed +  and armed +
polygamous +, dioecious +  and synoecious +